The Industrial Training Funds (ITF), has trained over 150,000 Nigerians in two years, says the Director General of the Fund, Sir Joseph Ari. Ari stated this yesterday in Jos the Plateau State capital, while giving account of his administration to members of the press.
He said, “in two years, the ITF has trained over 60,000 Nigerians from 2,300 organisations: also, over 50,000 youths and other vulnerable groups were equipped with skills for employability and entrepreneurship through programmes including the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), the Women Skills Empowerment Programme (WOSEP), Training on Wheels and the Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP), among several other initiatives.
“In all, about 150,000 Nigerians have benefited from ITF training programmes since assumption of the current management”, he said.
The ITF boss said the Strategies for Mandate Actualization is a six year plan that was conceived by the incumbent management on assumption of office, saying that it comprised of short term, medium and long term goals.
“It was designed to aggressively address service challenges, infrastructure deficits, revenue and a gamut of other structures impinging the actualization of the Fund’s mandate”.
The DG also said as part of it Corporate Social Responsibility, the Fund trained over 200 teachers to update their skills, as well as donate desk and ICT equipment to Government Technical College Bukuru and Government Science School Kuru, all in Plateau State.
“The construction and commission of two bore hole projects in Rantya and Hwolshe communities of Plateau State, as well as the construction and installation of Automated Teller Machines (ATM), at the Headquarters in order to ease the cash transactions of the immediate communities”.